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The Compound Restaurant

635 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-982-4353
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“stacked salad” (22 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
635 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I have visited Santa Fe many times and decided this time to have a special evening at The Compound due to its continually excellent reviews. We arrived slightly early for our 3 week in advance reservation and were surprised at how unwelcoming...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled with a group of 11 for dinner. Reservations are suggested regardless of party size. Everything was wonderful from beginning to end. We started with cocktails outside and then moved to a private dining room on the 2nd floor, where we had 2 servers...More

6  Thank Memechica
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here midweek for dinner. I had the duck which was very good. My partner had the salmon which was also good. Service was attentive and courteous.

4  Thank KHA8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here for a wonderful lunch. Many tables were reserved but we were ushered to a great place. The food is remarkable. My wife ordered a great salad stack with chicken. I had a crab and lobster salad. We both had a glass...More

6  Thank Joe W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner here. Service was excellent. It's a little crowded with tables so you might get bumped. And it can be a little noisy if a lot of people are dining. Varied and interesting menu. Corn and slaw soup was a hit. Steaks were...More

4  Thank Tyler2004
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really, I eat out a lot and enjoy the Compound Restaurant every time I go. Sit at the bar, very very nice. Sit in the dining room? Very very very nice. The food is sublime! The drinks and wine selection are special. Tom the bartender...More

3  Thank Tattalat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I dined at The Compound early in September and I can't wait to go back. We requested the patio and spent a lovely evening with an attentive server named Chris and stellar food and drink. I had the duck, my wife had...More

6  Thank jwaters2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little hidden gem! Great cocktails, food, and service. Always a must when in Santa Fe! Very warm and inviting from the moment you walk through the door.

6  Thank Chris N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When presented with a bill of $84.70 for food and beverages, I added a $15.30 tip (18%) for a total charge of $100.00. However a few days later my credit card was charged $104.70 by this restaurant, and when I called to resolve this, the...More

1  Thank Gregory T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten at the Compound 3 times this year. All three were disappointing. The first time we wanted to eat at the bar as we heard that was fun. We made a reservation (because the bar is small they take reservations for it). We arrived...More

1  Thank golddawg
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Questions & Answers
14 September 2016|
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Response from Linda A | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual would be fine. Remember if you dine outside to bring something warm.
Joan K
7 August 2015|
Response from simplygourmetelpaso |
We have many items on our menu that are gluten free or can be made gluten free - same goes for vegetarian options!
Sue O
2 March 2015|
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Response from JPDBC | Reviewed this property |
I cannot recall if they had any private rooms. I think if you contact them they may be able to set you up in some way.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 635 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
    (Paseo de Peralta)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Historic District
  • Neighbourhood: Historic District
  • Phone Number: +1 505-982-4353
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Mark Kiffin, celebrated chef, owner, and author of the Compound Restaurant, has won the James Beard Foundation award as one of America's Best Chefs. The Compound is Santa Fe's premier restaurant with Chef Kiffin's acclaimed seasonal Contemporary American cuisine derived from Santa Fe's rich heritage of regional and Mediterranean influences. The New York Times, Gourmet magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Wine Spectator have all selected the Compound as Santa Fe's favorite. Equally impressive is the attentive, highly knowledgeable and friendly staff. Chef Kiffin's menus focus on the exclusive changes in seasons such as hearty braised dishes in the fall and winter using apples, pears and cider from local harvests, osso bucco and porcini risotto while in spring and summer feature fresh local vegetables and naturally raised organic lamb and delectable strawberries.
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